The Top 5 Producers of Kamptal
Champions of this exceptional wine region are the wine producers: dedicated to crafting exceptional and refined wines that authentically embody and showcase the essence of Kamptal.
Despite this being quite a small region, with vineyards even adjacent to one another, these wine producers expertly manage to create different styles of wine that captures the terroir's individuality while also showing off their individuality.
These wineries also have in common their attitude to sustainability and commitment to biodynamic and organic viticulture practices, ensuring the health and balance of the vineyards.
Many members of the prestigious “Österreichische Traditionsweingüter” the association of Austrian wineries dedicated to upholding traditional winemaking practices and maintaining the highest quality standards in their wines.
Here is the list of our top 5 producers from Kamptal:
Since its establishment in 1992, the winery has experienced continuous growth and now proudly boasts a sprawling 15 hectares of prime Kamptaler vineyards, showcasing the delicate harmony between climate, soil, and grapevines in its purest form.
Birgit’s wines embody elegance and a strong character, reflecting her commitment to progress and individualism over conformity. With unwavering attention to detail and a dedication to sustainable practices, Birgit meticulously crafts wines that truly encapsulate the diverse vineyards of Kamptal.
Remaining true to the Kamptal tradition, the winery primarily focuses on Grüner Veltliner (70%), Riesling (20%), with a smaller percentage dedicated to Chardonnay (5%) and Roter Veltliner (5%) grape varieties.
Birgit’s exceptional style and passion for terroir expression had been recognized by multiple awards including “The Best White Wine of 2019” by International Wine Challenge in London.
Located in the picturesque Langenlois, approximately 70 km northwest of Vienna, in the Lower Austrian Kamp Valley, Weingut Bründlmayer is a winery with a rich heritage spanning generations.
Since its establishment in 1792, the Bründlmayer family has remained focused on their pursuit of crafting exceptional wines that truly capture the distinct essence of the region.
Today, the winery is led by Willi Bründlmayer, alongside his wife Edwige, Thomas Klinger, and Master of Wine Andreas Wickhoff. Under Willi’s guidance, the estate has gained international acclaim for its elegant wines.
There are many grape varieties cultivated at Weingut Bründlmayer, including the traditional Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, Pinot Gris (Blanc and Noir), Chardonnay, and Gelber Muskateller (White Muscat).
In the red-grape variety we can find indigenous varieties such as Zweigelt and St. Laurent.
One of the oldest wineries in Europe, Schloss Gobelsburg has a rich heritage dating back to the 12th century.
Nestled within the castle's magnificent surroundings, the estate boasts a collection of vineyards, each with its own distinct characteristics, soil compositions, and microclimates, resulting in truly exceptional and unique wines.
Previously managed by the monks of Zwettl Monastery until 1996, Schloss Gobelsburg is now led by Michael and Eva Moosbrugger, along with Willi and Edwige Bründlmayer. The monks were pioneers in sustainable practices, using organic fertilisers, avoiding herbicides, and minimising the use of plant protectants.
The majority of the vineyards are dedicated to growing Grüner Veltliner grapes, comprising 50% of the total. Riesling accounts for another 25%, while the rest includes a mix of Zweigelt, Blauburgunder (Pinot Noir), St. Laurent, and Merlot.
Nestled in the charming village of Kammern, Weingut Hirsch, (which translates to 'stag' in English) is a cherished family-owned winery with roots tracing back to the 16th Century. Guided by the expertise of Josepf and Johannes Hirsch, this esteemed estate has become renowned for its remarkable Grüner Veltliner and Riesling wines, skillfully capturing the distinctive microclimates of Kamptal.
Since 1999, the Hirsch Winery is dedicated to the cultivation of two grape varieties: Riesling and Grüner Veltliner.
With a profound reverence for nature, the estate practises sustainable viticulture, nurturing the vines to yield grapes imbued with unparalleled character and finesse.
With approximately 400 hectares of vineyards, many of the vineyards under Hirsch's care bear the prestigious "Erste Lage" designation, including Lamm, Gaisberg, Grub, Renner, and Heiligenstein.
Established in the early 1990s in the picturesque Langenlois, Loimer’s winery produces wines with a remarkable sense of place, capturing the unique terroir of Kamptal.
Focusing on employing biodynamic practices to nurture their production of Grüner Veltliner and Riesling grapes, this winery puts respect for the land and nature at the heart of their wines.Guided by the visionary winemaker Fred Loimer, the estate prioritises precision and elegance, consistently delivering wines of exceptional quality.
Their wines undergo spontaneous fermentation with natural yeast, reflecting their dedication to preserving the authenticity of each vineyard..
The winery also produces sekt, a spontaneous fermentation sparkling wine similar to Champagne, Cava or Franciacorta.
A testament to their commitment to innovation, the winery features a striking minimalist black cube structure, erected atop a hand-dug loess cellar that boasts a remarkable 150-year history in Langenlois.